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Above the rising trend. Update on global temperature

From: Geoff Davies (reblogged from: Our better nature)

(a comparable graph not including 2016 has been published a few days ago, developments in 2016 are however so extreme and out of sample that this data has to be included, too, M.K.)

A couple of graphs show the extraordinary nature of the present situation.


1998 used to be one of the biggest outliers from the general trend. 2016 is going way beyond that. The second graph shows the deviation from the recent trend more clearly:


It seems the recent 3-year increase, by about 0.36°C, is unprecedented in the 136-year record.

The obfuscators/deniers loved to start their graphs at 1998 to “prove” there was no subsequent global warming. It always was a blatant distortion. There never was a pause. Even if it had been a pause, it was still much hotter than pre-industrial temperatures. Now it is blown out of the water. Conspiracy is the only resort.


  1. patrick newman
    November 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

    The only answer to the deniers unfortunately is a series of climate related disasters affecting the Western world leading to much loss of life. I dont think this will be a long time coming!

  2. November 16, 2016 at 10:51 am

    See my Blog # 41 at


    It will get even worse

    David Anderson

  3. November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    This is an emergency requiring focus of distributed intelligence to begin operating independently of governments that are promoting infinite growth. Reposting graphs with link at zerwastenews.org

    I have a beginning tool which I call nuanced nuanced preference voting – there can be ties and a new vote may be needed. One of you must know a group of talented web programmers near one of your universities willing to work at market rate under my caretaker position for autonomousDemocracy.org

    The only thing radical about this is that autonomous democracy is outside of government in order to avoid corruption or capture by oligarchs. Please use contact@ferrocement.com

  4. November 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    “Honesty about evidence is moral behavior.” –Edward Weber: Letter to Editor, New Scientist, September 10th, 2016.

    Thank you, Geoff Davies, for this post.

  5. charlie
    November 17, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    and thanks from this old ecological economist … i have been a follower of Schneider and Hansen since the 70’s but the deniers know much better .. we are so in the soup

  6. charlie
    November 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    and look at the temperature anomaly in the arctic … currently 30 C above expected for November

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